Over 20% of people in the Shannonside region are in consistent poverty.
According to the CSO’s latest report, 8.6% of the Border region, which includes Leitrim, is in consistent poverty, while the Midlands, which includes Longford, is on 5%.
The Western region, including Roscommon, has a rate of 7.1%.
The consistent poverty rate for females is higher at 6.2% compared to the male rate of 5.1%.
Consistent poverty rates were found to be highest in rural regions and young people are more likely to be in consistent poverty than older people.